Christmas Soon!


Inspired once again by the marvellous Pinterest, I have made these three cards. I couldn’t find my sheet music papers anywhere (argh!) so l used my music stamp. Aged it up with Tim Holtz Distress ‘Vintage Paper’ inks and added the silhouettes. On the card without music, I used the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to age the paper. It worked quite well.

Now I have to decide which of our friends would like these style of cards!


Umbrella Man


Hello again…

For the longest time now I have been making my own backgrounds, which means all my papers mostly just sit in my drawer! Here’s another using water colour paper and distress inks. I inked an acrylic surface (I used a plastic die case cover) and sprayed with water. Then, to coin a popular phrase, ‘smooched’ the acrylic over the watercolour paper. Picking it up and replacing in different areas. I dried each layer using a heat gun, and then I finished it by wet stamping some water spots stamps on one of the cards. I just inked up the stamp and sprayed a little water onto the stamp. I made two cards this way. Hope you like them.

Mermaid Frolicks


I saw this ‘bubble effect’ on a card on Pinterest and thought to use it as a background for a mermaid card. The mermaid here is stamped, and cut out. I used a stamping tool, a bit like a Misti tool if you’ve heard of one. Its shaped like a large CD cover and you can place/stick your stamp onto it and keep re-stamping until the image is correct, if needed. After many years of messy stamping, this tool is my favourite now! Here I used three different colours for the mermaid tail. This tool is great for that. The waves are coloured with Distress oxide inks. I used a stencil for the bubbles background, dipped into wet Oxide inks. All unbranded stamps and dies.

New Home Cards

  • We have new neighbours! Sadly our long time neighbours who have been here for 30 years or more, have had to go into a residential home for extra care. So now we have another couple who seem very nice. I made two New Home cards and cant decide which one to give them.

Here they are, both made using die cuts.